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Sing Out Loud wins the Listed Bass Racing River Jetez Stakes / (Photo – Chase Liebenberg)

Ridgemont Highlands 1-2 Crowns A Cracker

On a terrific weekend for the Ridgemont Highlands team, their grand legend Dynasty sired four stakes, with his son Belgarion emulating his sire by winning the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, seventeen years after his Dad achieved the feat from a 20 draw.

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A four-times Equus Outstanding Stallion, Dynasty dominated the feature race action at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Vodacom Durban July day, with Belgarion and Sovereign Spirit landing the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July and the consolation race, the Gr3 Campanajo 2200 respectively, while his Gr3 eLan Gold Cup winning daughter Dynasty’s Blossom boosted her paddock value the Gr3 DStv Gold Vase.

But the weekend wasn’t finished for the Kieswetter family and they celebrated a terrific feature exacta in their silks at Kenilworth on Sunday, when Dynasty daughter Sing Out Loud won the Listed Bass Racing River Jetez Stakes – beating Dynasty’s granddaughter Flame Tree into second place.

It was a thriller, with Jackson’s daughter Flame Tree looking a winner inside the distance, before Corne Orffer got Sing Out Loud to gain top stride. Only a neck separated the Brett Crawfordtrained top two, with the winner clocking 158 secs flat.

Bred by Ridgemont Highlands, Sing Out Loud is out of the four-time winning A.P.Indy mare, Super Singer, and has won 3 races with 3 places from 7 starts for stakes of R173,250.

The story of Sing Out Loud’s remarkable sire Dynasty now tells of sixteen Gr1 winners, at least one Gr1 winner in nine of his first ten crops. Dynasty now has 71 stakes winners to his name.

Interestingly, Belgarion was the second son of Dynasty to win the Vodacom Durban July, with the now Cheveley Stud based Legislate the winner of the 2014 renewal.

Rafeef Relative Impresses On Debut

Dynasty’s Blossom bounced back to her best form with a win in Saturday’s Gr3 Gold Vase over 3000m at Greyville for trainer Brett Crawford.

Brilliant Stud Potential for Dynasty’s Blossom

Dynasty’s Blossom bounced back to her best form with a win in Saturday’s Gr3 Gold Vase over 3000m at Greyville for trainer Brett Crawford.

Katak is the Triple Crown King Of Winter!

Katak by Potala Palace, remained unbeaten from five starts winning the Grade 3 Pocket Power Stakes and the Cape Winter Series Triple Crown.

Dynasty Dominates Durban July Weekend

Dynasty proved the stallion star of the Vodacom Durban July weekend with no fewer than four stakes winners including July winner Belgarion.

Potala Palace Son Makes It Five From Five

Ridgemont Highlands’ Grade 1 winning stallion Potala Palace looks to have a real start on his hands in the form of Katak.

Pocket Power, African Night Sky… and Katak

Katak became only the third horse to win all three legs of the Cape Winter series, the other two being Pocket Power and African Night Sky.

Katak Dominates The Pocket Power

Katak joined African Night Sky and Pocket Power as winner of the Cape Winter Series romping home to win in the Grade 3 99c Pocket Power Stakes.

Sing Out Loud Lands River Jetez Stakes

Ridgemont Highlands’ deceased top sire Dynasty enjoyed further black type success when his daughter, Sing Out Loud, won the Listed River Jetez Stakes.

Dynasty’s Dazzling Dominance

Ridgemont Highlands’s grand legend Dynasty sired four stakes winner on the weekend, with Belgarion winning the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July.

Dynasty’s Blossom’s Regal Roots

Dynasty’s Blossom, Grade 3 DStv Gold Vase winner, has a pedigree which places her among the most attractive future broodmare prospects in South Africa.